Ghana is one of the very few African countries that score high marks when it comes to patronage of tertiary education.
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For a nation that so much relies on the formal sector, it is easy to see why so many people hinge all their hopes of success on getting a first degree.
However, despite the prestige and glamour that comes with attending and completing a university, cost is one thing that normally proves to be a hindrance.
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Ghana is blessed with so many universities, but there are some that one can virtually say are made for the bourgeois and A-listers only.
Here are five of the most expensive private universities in Ghana currently:
1. The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) is one of the oldest universities in the country. The institute, charges students very high fees per semester.
Students of GIMPA pay up to Ghc 6,000 per semester, making the university one of the most expensive in the country.
2. Ashesi University
The Ashesi University is just over a decade old. But the institute has had an impressive growth in the last few years and has gradually become one of the best universities in the country.
It is also one of the most beautiful universities in Ghana, but if you are thinking of enrolling yourself there, then be prepared to dig out some cash. Students of Ashesi university pay semester tuition fees of $3,852 (GHc 16,936).
3. Lancaster University Ghana
Lancaster University is actually the most expensive university in Ghana. The school is an affiliate to its parent body, Lancaster University – UK.
As a widely recognized international university, fees charged are also exorbitant with students paying tuition fees of up to $9,000 (39,482 cedis) per semester.
4. Central University College
The Central University College was instituted by the International Central Gospel Church, led by head pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil. The university now has six faculties, despite initially starting as a pastoral college.
The university, though, does not have relaxed fees. Students of the Central University are charged roughly GHc 3,500 per semester.
5. Webster University
The Webster University is actually a school based in the United States of America, but has a campus here in Ghana.
However, students of the university are equally charged very high fees, with the semester tuition fees estimated at around $4,900 (GHc 21,482).
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